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Price: $85.00

FINE CONDITION

YURI BOUKOFF - PIANIST

Autographed complete 6 page Prague Spring Festival recital program, Dvorak Hall, June 3, 1975.  We offer with a vintage 8” x 10” photograph of the pianist with a Chicago Symphony Orchestra stamp on the verso. Suitable for display!

Boukoff (1923-2006) was a Bulgarian, later French concert pianist.  He was known as the “Bulgarian Rubinstein”.  He studied with Jendzrey Brzonioski and Andrei Stoyanoff at the National Conservatory in Sofia, winning first prize in the National Competition there.  He went on to the Paris Conservatoire where his chief teacher was Yves Nat and he won a first in 1946.  He also studied with Georges Enescu, Edwin Fischer and Marguerite Long.  Boukoff went on to compete in a number of competitions in Europe, winning first prize in Geneva in 1947, Long-Thibaud in 1948, Diemer in 1951 and the Queen Elisabeth (Brussels) in 1952.  He then begun to tour internationally, and in 1956 was the first European to tour Mainland China.  Boukoff, known as the “Bulgarian Rubinstein” had an extremely diverse repertoire, apparently he would often warm up to Bach, but as seen in this program, he programmed Debussy, Faure, Ravel and Liszt.  He became a naturalized Frenchman in 1964.

There are a number of wonderful YouTube clips of Boukoff performances, in particular a color video of the pianist performing a wide range of works from jazz to Bach with his son Georges.

Rare!